Here are your Apple rumors and AAPL news items for today:
Next iPhone Gets New Display Technology: The next-generation iPhone from Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) will feature a touchscreen using in-cell technology, integrating touch sensors into the LCD, eliminating the need for a second layer, The Wall Street Journal reports. The new touchscreens will be as much as 0.44 millimeters thinner, which could translate into a thinner iPhone or create space for a larger battery. The new touchscreens are being assembled by LG (NYSE:LPL), Sharp (PINK:SHCAY) and Japan Display in Asia.
Lumia 900 Gets Steep Discount: Struggling Finnish cell phone maker Nokia (NYSE:NOK) is trying to pump up sales of its Lumia 900 phone, which uses Microsoft‘s (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows operating system, by cutting the price with a two-year contract in half, Reuters says. Nokia had pinned much of its hopes for reclaiming ground in the smartphone market on the Lumia 900, which debuted to generally good reviews and rising sales. However, Microsoft recently announced that the phone would not be eligible for its Windows 8 operating system, which will be released later this year. The phone will now sell, with a contract, for $49.99 at AT&T (NYSE:T) stores.
Apple Loses German Tablet Lawsuit: A judge has dismissed Apple’s patent infringement lawsuit against Google‘s (NASDAQ:GOOG) Motorola Mobility Xoom tablet, the Associated Press notes. The judge rejected Apple’s request for an order barring sales of the Xoom in Germany. Conversely, the court also dismissed Motorola’s request to waive Apple’s design patents for the iPad. The Xoom was first released in 2011, prior to Google’s $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility. The two companies continue to wrangle over patent infringement claims before the U.S. International Trade Commission.
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